You’re invited to join the Southcentral AK Trout Unlimited Chapter for thier December meeting on Thursday, December 21 at Bearpaw River Brewing Company. Wasilla resident and Bear Trail Lodge guide Josh Scott will speak on fishing the Susitna River drainage with two-hand rods. There will also be a rod giveaway courtesy of 3 Rivers Fly and Tackle. Continue reading “Learn two-hand fishing tactics for the Susitna drainage at upcoming TU Chapter Meeting in Wasilla”
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™) began releasing trailers for the 2018 show earlier this week, beginning with Confluentus: The Merging of All Things by Gilbert Rowley of Capture Adventure Media. As the host of IF4™ Palmer and Anchorage, trailer debuts get me excited for the upcoming shows even if they are nine months away. Continue reading “IF4™ 2018 Releases First Trailer”
Last weekend the City of Wasilla held its annual Christmas tree lighting at the Dorthy G Page Museum in downtown Wasilla. This was my first time attending the event and my first time at the museum. While the main event was outside, we headed inside the museum to get out of the wind and warm up.
My wife pulled me away from the model of Indepence Mine to show me a picture of a party posing in front of the Wasilla Depot with the words Trout Fishing Excursion at Wasilla, Alaska written on it. She knew I’d find it interesting. Continue reading “Trout Fishing Excursion”
Last month, Orvis challenged anglers to log 20 days on the water during the month of September. They didn’t have to be full days, just a legitimate attempt at catching fish. Anglers were asked to take a picture from each outing and post it to the Orvis Facebook page with the hashtag #OrvisFlyFishing and #20inSep.
I last wrote about my progress about half way through September, at which point I had logged just six days on the water. I knew I had to put in significant effort if I were to even come close to twenty days on the water. So here is how the second half of September went. Continue reading “The Orvis “20 Days in September” Challenge – Part 3”
October 5 – North Pacific Fishery Management Council
From the Mat-Su Borough:
Federal Management of Cook Inlet Salmon?
An important meeting for fisheries STARTS on Monday at the Hilton in Anchorage.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council manages the salmon fisheries in the US Exclusive Economic Zone, 3 nautical miles to 200 nautical miles off shore from Alaska.
In response to a 9th Circuit Court ruling, the Council is considering how to revise the Fishery Management Plan for 3 areas, including Cook Inlet.
The implication: fisheries management for Cook Inlet could return to what it was before statehood—federal management. This could cause profound changes in management for all types of users in Cook Inlet including, set netters, sports fishers, subsistence users, dip netters, guides, etc. Continue reading “3 Things Mat-Su Anglers Should Add to their Calendar”
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™) returns to Palmer’s Glenn Massay Theater on the Mat-Su College campus this week, fresh off a sold out show in Anchorage.
IF4™ films showcase the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing, but Friday’s show isn’t just for fly fishers. All anglers, no matter the preferred gear choice, will enjoy the unique stories, stunning landscapes, and incredible fish that make these films standout during this golden era of fishing flicks.
Tickets for Friday’s show are available at Mossy’s Fly Shop and online at flyfilmfest.com until Thursday night for $15. Tickets will also be available at the door for $18. Continue reading “International Fly Fishing Film Festival Lands in Palmer on Friday”
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™) returns to Palmer and Anchorage this month.
What is IF4™?
IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.
Friday, September 22, 7:30pm
49th State Brewing Company
Happy Hour, hosted by Trout Unlimited, begins at 5:30pm
Friday, September 29, 7:30pm
Glenn Massay Theater
$15 purchased in advance at Mossy’s Fly Shop and flyfilmfest.com
$18 at the door (if available)
IF4’s local sponsors include FisheWear, Cache Campers, Mossy’s Fly Shop, and Southcentral Alaska Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Early last week I wrote about Orvis 20 Days in September contest, where the goal is to get twenty days of fishing in this month. The contest stemmed from Orvis editor Phil Monahan’s lack of days on the water in July 2014, so he challenged himself to get out at least 20 times in September. The following year he challenged the Orvis community to do the same and it’s now an annual contest. I decided to participate in the challenge and post my progress here.
So we’re fourteen days into September and here’s how I’m doing… Continue reading “The Orvis “20 Days in September” Contest – Part 2”
Orvis editor Phil Monahan didn’t fish very much during the summer of 2014. To make up for his lack of fishing, he challenged himself to fish 20 days in September. Twenty days on the water is probably way more than most of us get each month but I think it can be done, especially if you live in the Mat-Su Valley, where we are spoiled with fishing options. Monaghan wrote about his 20 Days in September Project back in 2014 and has since challenged Orvis fans to do the same with the Orvis 20 in September Contest.
I became aware of the contest just two days ago, September 1, and immediately decided that it was something I wanted to try. Here’s how it works (from Orvis.com): Continue reading “The Orvis “20 Days in September” Contest – Part 1”
We pulled up to Carrs at 8am to grab breakfast and a few snacks for the day. Being a member of the Facebook group Stop Valley Thieves has made me paranoid about leaving anything in the back of a pickup truck, so I threw my gear in the cab, locked the door, and went inside. When we got back to the truck, my fishing partner, Kory, had a slight look of concern on his face. Why? Because I locked the keys in his truck. Definitely not a good way to start a fishing trip. Fortunately, Kory use to steal cars (just kidding) and had us back in the truck in about ten minutes. The day was saved. Continue reading “Trip Report: Montana Creek (August 27, 2017)”